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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-06-07 11:24 AM
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5. Algae and plankton convert most CO2 on earth
We need to protect our oceans even more so than our forest.
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  -OK YOU SCIENCE FANS - I HAVE A QUESTION.... whosinpower  Apr-06-07 11:12 AM   #0 
  - I dont know how much CO2 a tree sucks up,but you are right  LSK   Apr-06-07 11:15 AM   #1 
  - Blue-green algae is much better at soaking up carbon  Taverner   Apr-06-07 11:16 AM   #3 
  - I do not know the answer but Al Gore in his book Earth in Balance  jwirr   Apr-06-07 11:16 AM   #2 
  - I seem to remember (perhaps wrongly) that ocean microorganisms generate most of our O2.  mainegreen   Apr-06-07 11:20 AM   #4 
  - Algae and plankton convert most CO2 on earth  Bandit   Apr-06-07 11:24 AM   #5 
  - googled it and got this back  whosinpower   Apr-06-07 11:25 AM   #6 
  - Thats not my field, but I'd be curious to know as well.  Bluedogvoter   Apr-06-07 11:26 AM   #7 
  - IIRC most carbon take-up occurs in the polar oceans  TheBaldyMan   Apr-06-07 11:29 AM   #8 
  - Don't you think it'd be better to turn CO2 into rock?  HereSince1628   Apr-06-07 11:29 AM   #9 
  - the more I learn about carbon sequestration  greenman3610   Apr-06-07 11:44 AM   #11 
  - The U.S. produces about 110 million tons of CO2 per year.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-06-07 11:38 AM   #10 
  - HEMP n/t  DCKit   Apr-06-07 11:54 AM   #12 
     - Where are you going to store all that hemp?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-06-07 04:20 PM   #17 
  - Trees take a long time to mature, and when they finally die, they give up their CO2 when they decay  Karmageddon   Apr-06-07 12:03 PM   #13 
  - Look up information on terra preta  NickB79   Apr-06-07 04:30 PM   #19 
  - Something else to think about  beastbitten   Apr-06-07 12:18 PM   #14 
  - Hi beastbitten!!  newyawker99   Apr-06-07 03:44 PM   #15 
  - Deforestation is not the main issue  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-06-07 04:19 PM   #16 
  - Mother Nature does have far better tools than we do to deal with ecological damage  NickB79   Apr-06-07 04:26 PM   #18 

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